Imagine living just a 20-minute flight from a world-class island destination…a 45-minute ferry from a tiny haven called the Island of Flowers…or an hour’s drive from an expansive, uncrowded beach that is home to an exuberant expat community.
“I’ve just gotten residence in Ecuador. That means I don’t have to file my U.S. taxes anymore, doesn’t it?” This is the type of question I hear regularly. There are many misconceptions about Americans living overseas, a common one being that once you move overseas, you are no longer required to file a tax return.
I’ve been writing for International Living for about five years. At seminars, attendees often tell me they’d love to have my job. But anyone who enjoys writing can take a stab at it.
"I'm no world adventurer," says Richard Marazzi. "I'm just a guy with a laptop who can run my company from anywhere there's an internet connection...and has had some incredible experiences because of it.
Crowdfunding has become popular in the last few years. It works by raising capital from the general public via specialized websites. You launch a campaign for a set time, outlining your project, and setting a target for how much you want to raise.
Whatever your personal opinion on gun ownership in the United States, there’s no denying that millions of U.S. residents feel a great fondness for their ﬁrearms. So it should come as no surprise that many aspiring expats want to bring their guns with them to their new home.
I don’t mind making sacrifices or shouldering a burden if I know that it’s moving me forward to where I want to be. But I was miserable in my job and I really couldn’t stand my predicament.
Wandering down the narrow, enchanting cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende, the peal of church bells directs me towards the town’s center of activity, the Jardin Principal (Main Garden).
Tired of shoveling snow yet? Are those once delicate flakes now just a pile of grey slush? Snow is beautiful while it's falling; who doesn’t like a romantic snowy day next to the fire?
My wife, Diane, and I are in our fifth year of living overseas and our third year of living in Mexico--which ranked number one in International Living’s Global Retirement Index in 2017.